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How Common Is Sleep Apnea?

Posted by RemZzzs on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes someone to pause breathing during sleep. Those suffering from sleep apnea usually don't know their breathing is being interrupted for 10 or more seconds at a time, and it often happens repeatedly throughout the night. This disorder causes a long list of symptoms and health issues, including poor sleep quality, chronic fatigue, headaches, depression, and even high blood pressure and heart disease.

The bad news is that sleep apnea is a relatively common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. The good news is that most sleep apnea can be treated effectively with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

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Do I Need a Sleep Study to Get a CPAP Device?

Posted by RemZzzs on Mar 26, 2018 9:26:02 AM

If you suspect you have sleep apnea, a sleep study is the best way to determine if you actually have the sleep disorder. If your doctor has ordered a sleep study to understand the cause of your sleep troubles, you should know what a sleep study is and how they work.

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Will Medicare Pay for a CPAP Device?

Posted by RemZzzs on Mar 7, 2018 7:09:00 AM

 

Does Medicare pay for CPAP Equipment? Snoring is no fun. But if it’s sleep apnea you’re suffering from, a cranky partner is the least of your concerns. With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re in danger of contracting a whole host of other serious ailments, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and depression.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep apnea, with prevalence as high as 10% to 20% in children who snore habitually. OSA happens to both genders in all age groups.

Thankfully, there’s continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sleep apnea sufferers. But will Medicare and other insurances cover the cost of CPAP machine usage?

The answer is yes, but you must meet certain conditions – very specific conditions, in fact.

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Learn to Spot the Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Posted by RemZzzs on Mar 2, 2018 10:27:37 AM

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a health issue that affects as many as 10% of adults in the U.S. today. It's a sleep disorder that causes interruptions in breathing, keeping oxygen from getting into the body, and often leading to restless sleep.

Sufferers who don't treat their sleep apnea face many serious health risks, including high blood pressure (hypertension), irregular heartbeat, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, Type-2 diabetes, and others. They also rarely enjoy a restful night's sleep, leading to chronic fatigue and even a greater risk of traffic accidents.

That's why it's important to understand the symptoms of sleep apnea and learn to spot the signs so you can seek a diagnosis from a sleep doctor. Getting the right treatment for OSA can make a huge difference in sleep quality and help prevent more serious health problems!

The symptoms of sleep apnea are broken down into two main categories: night-time symptoms and day-time symptoms.

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